Digest for 09-04-13


LOCAL

McCain shoots ace at Jaycee

Hunter McCain hit a hole-in-one Sunday on hole No. 18 at Jaycee Golf Course.

McCain used a 6-iron to ace the par-3 170-yard hole.

The hole-in-one was witnessed by Cyril Enang and Cody Young.

Hunter 1 for 4 as Tigers stumble

BOSTON — Torii Hunter of Pine Bluff went 1 for 4 for the second straight day, but the Detroit Tigers could not overtake the Boston Red Sox for the best record in the American League, dropping a 2-1 decision Tuesday.

Detroit’s Max Scherzer dropped to 19-2 on the season after giving up two earned runs on five hits in seven innings. He struck out eight.

Lady Lions fall to 0-5 in volleyball

RUSTON, La. — Arkansas-Pine Bluff was swept by Louisiana Tech on Tuesday in nonconference women’s volleyball to fall to 0-5 on the season.

The final scores were 25-21, 25-12 and 25-8.

The Lady Techsters (2-2) hit .450 and .381 in their second and third sets of the match to finish with a .269 clip in their home opener. The Lady Lions were led by Ashlie Jones with five kills.

UAPB begins SWAC play tonight at Grambling State.

White Hall takes down El Dorado in four

WHITE HALL — Alexis Winston converted eight aces, and White Hall came from a first-set defeat to beat El Dorado 23-25, 25-13, 25-14 and 25-16 in high school volleyball Tuesday.

Winston also added six kills and four blocks for White Hall (2-1), which won its second straight match. JaeLisa Allen had a team-high seven kills and Hailey Wilkins added five.

White Hall will play at Pulaski Robinson on Monday and host Arkadelphia on Tuesday.

Ridgway picks up first win of season

The Ridgway Christian high school volleyball team picked up its first victory of the season Tuesday, winning a home contest against El Dorado Westside 21-25, 25-12, 25-18 and 26-24.

Paige Topping had six assists to go with six aces for Ridgway (1-1). Also for the Lady Eagles, Brandi Battles made seven kills, Allison Carpenter had four kills and Lauren Rose served seven aces.

In junior high action, Ridgway improved to 2-0 with a 25-2, 25-15 win over Westside. Babylynn Rosadino led Ridgway with 12 aces and Carpenter added eight.

NATIONAL

Celtics’ Sullinger pleads not guilty to assault charges

BOSTON — Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges he assaulted his girlfriend over the weekend.

Bail was set at $5,000 cash and Sullinger is due back in court Sept. 19.

Sullinger’s girlfriend declined to seek a restraining order and he is allowed to contact her by phone or with another person present, according to details provided by a Boston Globe reporter in the courtroom Tuesday for the player’s appearance.

According to the reporter, Sullinger is alleged to have pinned his girlfriend to the bed, pushed her and grabbed her phone, smashing it, after she tried to call police. The couple argued Saturday over “perceived infidelity,” according to the reporter.

Indians’ Perez pleads no contest to drug charge

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez pleaded no contest Tuesday morning to drug abuse, a fourth-degree misdemeanor, and was found guilty of receiving a small package of marijuana shipped to his home.

Perez changed his plea from not guilty to no contest Tuesday in Rocky River Municipal Court, according to reports. He was fined $250, placed on probation for one year and ordered to speak to school kids about drugs.

Perez, a two-time All-Star, and his wife were charged with criminal complaints this past June after two packages that contained marijuana were shipped to the Perez residence in Rocky River, Ohio. Both packages were addressed to “Brody Baum,” the name of the Perez family dog.

The right-handed pitcher is 5-2 with 21 saves and a 3.15 ERA in 45 games with the Indians this season.